Greater Ravenswood- SSA #31
About SSA #31
Greater Ravenswood Special Service Area #31 was established in 2008 to service areas on Lawrence, Clark, Montrose, Damen, Wilson and the Ravenswood corridor. The purpose of SSA #31 is to sustain the competitiveness of the Commercial, Industrial, and Residential districts, and clean, beautify and brand the area in order to create a more inviting, identifiable and attractive business district.
For more information on what an SSA does, visit the City's SSA page here.
As part of our commitment to the Ravenswood community, Ravenswood Community Council administers SSA #31, the Greater Ravenswood SSA. Boundary_Map_9-12-08-.pdf (709 KB)
Glass etching removal and film installation program
SSA #31 is interested in reducing and eliminating the amount of graffiti and glass scratching that has affected storefronts and other buildings throughout our neighborhood. To do so, SSA #31 offers a reimbursement program to assist property owners and tenants. SSA #31 will reimburse 75-percent of the cost of graffiti/scratch removal and 50-percent of the cost of film installtion and/or glass replacement. A maximum of $1,000 will be spent per location each year.
Sidewalk sweeping and clean up
SSA #31 provides sidewalk sweeping throughout the entire SSA three days a week from April to November. In 2011, Neumann Family Services provided that service. Neumann Family Services, which runs the Neumann Neighbors program is a social service organization which provides education, housing, recreation, rehabilitation, training, and employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Their mission is to integrate persons with disabilities and other life issues into the community and enrich their quality of life with choice and independence, and RCC is proud to share in that mission.
Attention contractors: If you are interested in submitting a proposal to provide sidewalk cleaning services for 2013, please review the 2012 Sidewalk Sweeping RFP and submit a bid.
Sidewalk snow removal
As SSA administrators, RCC is also responsible for snow removal and salting on the Greater Ravenswood SSA #31 route. This service will be provided anytime 2 or more inches of snow falls in this area.
The 2012-2013 snowplowing contract is in place. Check back next year for new information.
Landscaping/ Holiday Decorations/ Special Projects
SSA #31 provides landscaping elements along the streets, in planters and along the Ravenswood corridor. SSA #31 also provides holiday decorations for the winter holidays, as well as special beautification projects, including power washing the sidewalks.
Attention contractors: If interested in providing landscaping/maintenance for SSA #31, please review the 2012 Landscaping RFP and submit a bid.
Check back later for any updated information on pressure washing services SSA #31 will use in 2013.
The contract for Holiday Decorations is in place for 2012. Check back next summer for information on next year's contract.
For information about any of these services please contact us at (773) 975-2088.